SOUTHINGTON - A South Windsor man is facing a felony charge for allegedly having a sexual conversation with who he thought was a 14-year-old boy and arranging a meeting with a man who turned out to be posing as a minor.
David Ajodhi, 26, has been charged with one count of risk of injury to a minor.
According to the arrest warrant, Ajodhi was set up by the POP (Prey on Predators) Squad. The founder, an adult who goes by “Incognito,” has been responsible for at least four other arrests in the area using a similar sting operation.
Ajodhi and Incognito first made contact with each other in September through a homosexual dating app. They began texting back and forth between Oct. 7-8, according to the warrant.
During the conversation, Ajodhi is told the person he is texting is 14 years old, and he replies saying this is not the first time he has met a minor through the app, police allege.
“And I sometimes do mess around with him too,” Ajodhi said, according to the warrant.
Ajodhi then says he does not want Incognito to send him "illicit" photographs until he is of age. Later on in the conversation, he expresses his desire to perform oral sex on who he believes is a 14-year-old and says the two could hang out sometime, the warrant said. Ajodhi also expresses his fear that Incognito may have been a police officer setting him up, police allege.
On Oct. 8, Ajodhi and the Pop Squad member agree to meet at a local Walmart. There, Incognito confronts the 26-year-old about what he is doing. Ajodhi admits he is there to meet a 14-year-old, but said he planned on taking him to the front desk if he showed up.
Ajodhi then said he has attempted to get help for “this type of behavior” in the past, saying he went to therapy for 10 years, according to the warrant.
After the Walmart meeting, the Pop Squad member turned over the video of their encounter and the chat logs between the two to police.
Ajodhi, who is free on $10,000 bond, was arrested last month and was scheduled to appear this week in Bristol Superior Court. His case was continued Jan. 11 without a plea.
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